warning: several of the following pictures have been "cropped."http://wellnesseducationblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/upside-down-tomato.html
as you already know (from "it's a plot, part I"), the above tomatoes are of the "apartment garden" variety.
..the pictures (below) are from the "plot" at the cook's community garden. ..the day began with a meeting, and then several members put in "volunteer hours" (weeding, creating pathways with hay, and watering).
below: the lenny/julie plot, in several phases of development:
notice the (front, right) patch of dirt. ..it's hard, and covered with patches of grass, below.
phase 1: removal of big clumps of grass (via shovel and rake).
phase 2: tilling (and saving a lone marigold)
phase 3: topping with compost
phase 4: creating paths
left: julie came over (after work) to help create paths. ..she also brought organic topsoil and a few plants.
phase 5: topping with organic garden soil
phase 6: planting and watering
phase 7 (3 july, 2011): we put a small fence around the plot, to keep animals out, and we planted additional plants. ..presently, we have:
- 6 tomato plants
- 8 bell pepper plants (1 green, 3 yellow, 2 orange, 2 red)
- 1 eggplant
- 1 butternut squash plant
- 1 straight-neck yellow squash plant
- 1 crooked-neck yellow squash plant
- 1 zuchinni plant
- 1 pumpkin plant
- 1 spicy globe basil plant
- 1 german thyme plant
- 3 marigolds (they are supposed to attract bees [or keep bugs away] or something)